PyTorch 1.6 released w/ Native AMP Support, Microsoft joins as maintainers for Windows
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PyTorch team released PyTorch 1.6 with native Automatic mixed precision (AMP) support. Microsoft has also expanded its participation in the PyTorch community and is taking ownership of the development and maintenance of the PyTorch build for Windows.
In addition to the native Windows experience, Microsoft released a preview adding GPU compute support to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 distros, with a focus on enabling AI and ML developer workflows.
For the PyTorch 1.6 release, developers at NVIDIA and Facebook moved mixed precision functionality into PyTorch core as the AMP package which brings more flexibility.
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